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CasualtiesMr H. Foster Dixon, Fairey Rotary division CTP; Mr D. Garroway, FTO
AircraftFairey Gyrodyne VX591
Took off fromWhite Waltham, Berkshire
Purpose of flightHigh-speed practice for an attempt on 100km closed-circuit speed record
Incident locationUfton Nervet, Berkshire
Incident detailsNumber one rotor blade detached in flight owing to fatigue failure of retaining nut

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